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Associate Professor in Law and ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne

Associate Professor Alysia Blackham is an internationally renowned expert on age discrimination law and the consequences of ageing for workplaces. Her innovative research focuses on the intersection of employment law, equality law and public law, using empirical evidence to cast new light on legal problems.

Funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher grant (DE170100228 "Addressing Age Discrimination in Employment”), Alysia is exploring the ways in which age discrimination law is enforced in Australia and the UK, and the barriers to effectively addressing age discrimination at work.


  • 2019–present
    Associate professor, University of Melbourne
  • 2017–present
    ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
  • 2015–2018
    Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Melbourne
  • 2014–2015
    Turpin-Lipstein Fellow and College Lecturer in Law, Clare College, University of Cambridge
  • 2009–2011
    Executive Officer to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Services), University of Technology, Sydney
  • 2008–2009
    Solicitor, Herbert Smith Freehills


  • 2015 
    Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, PhD in Law
  • 2008 
    University of Melbourne, BA / LLB (Hons)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council